vSphere Web Client 5.5: Drag & Drop cannot be used to start a vMotion

If you see a red symbol (with a white cross) near your mousepointer when you try to initialize a vMotion process using Drag & Drop in the vSphere Web Client, do not doubt yourself.

As this is something I expect to work and something I am used to from my work with the vSphere Client, I tried it several times, restarted services, tried it again…

Finally I asked Google and found the following Knowledge Base Article:

Cannot drag and drop virtual machines across hosts using the vSphere Web Client 5.5 (2059828)

It seems to be a known issue with the vSphere Web Client 5.5 – it would be great if VMware can fix this in one of the coming updates.

Of course you can still migrate a virtual machine with your Web Client using the migrate-option.
Just right-click the VM and select “Migrate” from the context menue.

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